Dancer, choreographer and founder of MoustacheCat Dance, Kaoru Ikeda is originally from Japan. Ms. Ikeda graduated from Nihon University with a BA in Dance (Japan) and an MFA in Dance at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts.
Ms. Ikeda has trained, performed, and choreographed work that has been described as "perfectly realized dance" (offoffoffdance, 2005) and "moving poetry" (Eyes on Arts, 2012), and she has taught dance ranging from classical ballet to Butoh to modern dance. Her work has taken her to the US, Japan, South Korea, and Mexico.
In 2015, Ms. Ikeda founded a dance company "MoustacheCat Dance" to present her voice and fight against prejudice through dance, and established non-profit organization, "MoustacheCat Enterprises Inc"in 2017.